Tuesday, December 12, 2006


This is finals week. Strange and wonderful to think that one semester of my college education is over. Actually, that doesn't quite convey the correct note. My freshman year of college is half over. There, does that add in the little bit of panic? August seems like yesterday but the year is half over already and when I get back to school it will be 2007 already! Oy vey.

At any rate, this is not the point. The point is that a) I should be studying for my finals not blogging and therefore I haven't posted either of the things I meant to post so far this week and the poem for the week may go unposted as well and b) after finals I go home for a month where I have no wireless and therefore may not be able to post often. Sorry.

On another note entirely, I discovered The Common Room today. All right, all right, I had read a few other articles, mostly when Krista linked to them. At any rate, I actually read through the blog for the first time today and I enjoyed it greatly. I don't always agree on religious/political issues but then I don't always agree with almost everyone. And what's wrong with a little civilized disagreement? Furthermore, their taste in books is very good indeed.

Final note--I'm going to be updating the links to the right hand side of the page (I feel like a stewardess: "Here you will find the oxygen masks") and my profile which I decided today is remarkably boring. This will probably be done before I leave but I make no guarantees (actually it will probably be done in the next fifteen minutes when what I really should be doing is going to bed so I get up at a decent hour tomorrow so I have time to study so I do well on my finals). And finally, I updated my Tolkien website--at least, I updated the looks. I will get around to the content soon.

Methought there was something else I wanted to say, but methinks me hast forgotten what said thing was and therefore it must go unsaid. Alas.


Headmistress, zookeeper said...

Thanks for your comments!
We don't always agree with ourselves, either, so you'll fit right in.=)

slskenyon said...

I hope you enjoyed your holidays at home. I know the whole "passage of time" element in college, especially when you've just started, feels like an inevitable "closing in" of sorts, especially when you hit your first milestone in the form of the end of your first semester. I can relate--I thought exactly the same way you do now. I can only offer some rather cliched advice--yes, it will feel like it is going to end way too soon, so because that IS an inevitability, enjoy it--in fact, the one thing in particular that should be enjoyed is the community you have there now. That community will change as the years pass and should be appreciated in each form it comes.

MaureenE said...

Slskenyon, yes, that's the feeling. I do enjoy college but at the same time there's that panicky oh gracious, another milestone going by feeling.